Friday, January 22, 2010

Assisted living time

It looks like we are going to have to find a way to move my MIL into an assisted living facility. Since she broke her wrist last week, my DH has been staying with her and he has been observing her life and habits, and is also going over her finances. She has managed to lose a lot of the $ that were there when my FIL died, even over and above what we all lost when the stock market nose-dived. DH is seriously worried about letting her even continue to write checks, as she seems to have lost the ability to understand what happens when she does it. He has called upon his brother to come down and stay with her this weekend sohe can come home and regroup, and they will have to have a council to decide what to do. I am so glad I am working and will be unable to attend that one. Several W.....s in the same room, arguing, are the stuff of nightmares. I believe that their dead sister's husband will be there too, as he has actually been the most attentive child in recent years and was the one she called when she fell and broke her wrist.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

working hard

I so rarely have a chance to even think, much less write, while at work that I don't know what to do with myself. We are having a very slow day in the area I am working at, in the ER today, and I have nothing else to do. Everything is done, and I have no needlework or reading in my bag because I removed them to remove temptation. So I am stuck.

Last week my supervisor "counselled" me about doing anything at work besides work. Evidently someone had reported to her that they had seen me knitting while on duty and in front of a computer. It was puzzling to me, since I have never knitted at this job, but I took it, because I had done a little hand applique one very late, very slow night when there was nothing else to do. All I can figure is that either that nasty person doesn't know applique from knitting, or else she didnt tattle on me, but on somebody else who WAS knitting, and didnt give a name. Either way, I wish she/he had said something to me, as it had never occurred to me that it was verboten. I see others reading, or texting, or fooling around on the internet all the time. I guess its only something actually useful that is banned. Ok, that is a bit sarcastic. Probably the other things are not allowed either; just that nobody has felt they had to report those people. I must have make an enemy, although I have no idea who it might be. Oh well, enemies usually manage to make themselves known sooner or later.